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Bandwidth
how is it calculated?
Andrew Thomas




msg:668923
 2:52 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Im looking into reseller options, webfusion.co.uk offer '3 GB Bandwidth Per Month per Domain'.

Im not sure how all this is calculated. Can someone explain please.

Im not sure how many hits my site will get. Could someone provide an example of the type of website and amount of hits would be allowed to cover this 3gb bandwidth

thanks


 

brotherhood of LAN




msg:668924
 3:01 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

3 Gigabytes is 3072Mb

3072Mb = 3145728 Kilobytes (thank you excel)

My site is mainly text based, and also has a limit of 3Gb

On average, each page takes up 6 kb of bandwidth for each user viewing that page. It should be higher but a lot of things on my pages get cached

So I should be able to get half a million page views. For a more graphical site - I would at least half that

Andrew Thomas




msg:668925
 3:09 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks, im new to hosting, but am looking into reseller options. If you dont mind could you take a look at hosts 'reseller options' and (Stickymail) me if you wish with your thoughts...

Im about to make a bit of a jump - and want to get it right! its 500 pounds a year.

Macguru




msg:668926
 3:09 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

And if you have some 12 meg free demo software to download, well...

Andrew Thomas




msg:668927
 3:17 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

I may have a few video clips I want to show..

Also Im hoping to develop a number of sites for clients.. so depending on how popular there sites become a may vary in bandwidth. They say - 'We will automatically bill you for any bandwidth usage over 3 GB a month at the rate of 5p per MB' could this be expensive??

Brett_Tabke




msg:668928
 3:37 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

>expensive

Outrageously expensive if your site is popular at all. That looks like a really bad deal.

Key_Master




msg:668929
 3:38 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just from experience, if you think that you will exceed your monthly transfer you probably will.

3 gigabytes is not a whole lot to begin with. Especially when you consider the non-human visits from spiders and other web bots.

brotherhood of LAN




msg:668930
 3:51 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Didnt think of those larger files.... definetely makes the scenario different

Perhaps this is where micropayments come into play...or a new host

Andrew Thomas




msg:668931
 3:53 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Outrageously expensive if your site is popular at all

Hopefully it will be.. But im also thinking of developing a number of sites (all hopefully popular) and other sites for clients.. therefore I think a reseller option is for me..

From you comments this host seems expensive for what i want, have you any ideas - the kind of host im after is - Reseller, lots of space and bandwidth, ASP, Control Panel, web stats, support, NT server, mySQL, most of all reliable and cold fusion would be an advantage..

Im in the UK, if that makes any difference (thinking of support calls etc)

thanks for all your help.

IanTurner




msg:668932
 4:16 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Have you thought of running your own server??

Andrew Thomas




msg:668933
 4:21 pm on Mar 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>Have you thought of running your own server??

Erm, its entered my mind! not sure where to start, server specs, costs, keeping it running, customer support!

I wanted to find a host first for a year, to find the in's and out's, learn as much as possable and then move to my own server with my clients..

So for this year im really looking for a host to meet my requirements.

msampson




msg:668934
 5:43 pm on Mar 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

easily.co.uk aren't perfect, but overall i think worthy of being recommended.

i've got their virtual server deal which is obviously for only one domain name at a time, but is much cheaper - 17 a year + bandwidth (eg 5MB is 12.80 61MB is 92.16).

partly depends if you need everything that comes with the re-seller option, or whether a number of virtual servers might be more efficient and cost-effective.

the stuff i've got hosted with them is fast to load and you've got access to perl, mysql etc. they're also fairly big and reputable which is re-assuring.

downside is their customer care which is very hit and miss - sometimes charming, sometimes just never replied to.

also depends how you feel about virtual servers in general - i don't really see any problem with them, but some people do (eg there's an article on this site about search engines not trawling virtual servers properly).

Andrew Thomas




msg:668935
 9:39 am on Mar 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks msampson, Ive looked at the site, and looks OK, however im still shopping around, but thats one of the best so far in terms it has everything im looking for, Id would rather a reseller option though.

thanks

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